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    Help ASAP!! Trails near Oneida / Knoxville

    I am desperately in need of advice!!

    We had a group headed to the Harrisonburg Va. area this week. That area was just hit with quite a bit of snow...pretty much making the trails unrideable.

    We are scrambling to salvage our vacation. We have the opportunity to stay in a cabin near Oneida Tn (free of charge..we will lose our deposit on the Va cabin)

    We usually vacation in the Dupont/Pisgah areas of NC, so we are used to and enjoy those kinds of trails. Big climbs, screaming downhills, with some rocks and roots sprinkled in (we are mainly XC of us do more than 2' drops...wrong bikes for that). We are intermediate to advanced riders, in a good a shape as you can be in winter.

    I am looking for trail suggestions. We are willing to drive an hour to hour and a half each direction from Oneida to ride (we are considering heading towards Knoxville)

    I have not had time to do much research since this is last minute.

    We want to ride on Wednesday afternoon, and all day Thursday-Sat. We prefer to leave camp in the morning, ride, break for lunch, then ride 2-4 more hours. Basically, we like all day epics.

    Any help would be appreciated!!!

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    Knoxville will be too wet, it's been raining/snowing here since Saturday night. Depending on the weather the rest of the week some of the trails may be in decent shape by the weekend.

    But if you're staying in Oneida you are right next to Big South Fork, which has several excellent trails that drain well and should be in good shape. There aren't enough trails to do 4 hrs+ riding every day for 3-4 days though, unless you're ok with riding the same trail twice.

    Also check out the trails at Norris Dam state park, it's North of Knoxville and also drains well.

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    This is good advice
    Norris and Big South fork will be OK tomorrow and really good with 2-3 dry days.
    Norris has more climbing.About 50-60 min from Oneida
    BSF singletrack is flowy fast with great views.Maybe 20 min from Oneida
    Each has some gravel/forest service roads but nice singletrack

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